'Badge kisser' Todd Cantwell slammed for Rangers celebration with league gone

Todd Cantwell has been told to do his talking on the pitch as his 'badge-kissing' celebration came under fire.

The Rangers midfielder grabbed the Light Blues' third goal in their comeback win over Dundee after his cross looped over Jon McCracken and into the net to complete the turnaround with the home side trailing by two goals at one point. They would go on to win the match 5-2 to sign off their final Ibrox match of the season with three points but it was the celebration of choice that caught the attention of pundit Andy Walker. He admits he has always been 'wary' of players who kiss the badge and urged him to show what he can do on the park as a way of displaying to the fans how much his cares. The Celtic hero branded it all a 'bit much'.

Ibrox hero Barry Ferguson also urged the midfielder to show more. He knows the former Norwich City man has the ability in his locker but hasn't delivered it enough on the big stage. Philippe Clement opted against using Cantwell at all in the derby loss to Celtic at Parkhead and Fergie knows that would have hurt the midfielder.

It took until the second half and his goal for him to start showing what he is capable of doing with the pundit admitting it is easy to do when ahead, but it needs to come time after time when games are on the edge and need big players to step up in key moments.

Speaking on Go Radio, Walker said: "I am always wary of badge kissers. Show me what you can do on the field of play over 90 minutes. That tells me how much you care, and how much joy you want to bring the supporters. Kissing the badge when the league has gone and you've scored a fluky goal? It was a bit much."

Ferguson added: "I think he certainly has ability but I need to see it more often. There is no doubt he hasn't shown enough at times. He would have been disappointed not to get on the pitch against Celtic. He wasn't really in the game (against Dundee) in the first half. Second half when you go ahead 3-2 he started showing glimpses of what he is capable of doing. It is easy when you are ahead. I need to see that more often and certainly when the game is on edge at 0-0."